Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – September 2023
The American University of Kuwait (AUK) has chosen Naseej – the Middle East’s leading provider of Knowledge Management Solutions and Services – to provide them with MEDAD Institutional Effectiveness Platform (MEDAD IEP) that will help AUK transform its institutional performance, boost academic effectiveness, and harness the power of data and analytics to pursue an outstanding position as a leading academic institution recognized locally, regionally, and internationally for its institutional distinctiveness, academic excellence, and the accomplishments of their graduates.
MEDAD Institutional Effectiveness Platform – MEDAD IEP – is a cloud-based, comprehensive higher education platform that caters to the needs of higher education institutions by combining a wide variety of key institutional effectiveness functions – Strategic Planning, Outcomes Assessment, Accreditation and compliance, Program Review, Data Management, and Reporting − in one comprehensive platform.
By adopting MEDAD IEP, the American University of Kuwait will reap a wide variety of benefits, including a framework for effective and efficient institutional operation that incorporates a continuous, systematic, and responsive process for measuring performance against the institution’s mission, goals and priorities in addition to the ability to evaluate program quality, meet accreditation requirements, and improve student learning with integrated data collection, scoring, analysis, and reporting at the course and program level.
Under the partnership agreement, Naseej will provide the American University of Kuwait with a suite of solutions that fall under the umbrella of MEDAD Institutional Effectiveness Platform: Strategic Planning, Outcome Assessments, and Accreditation Management.
1-Strategic Planning: MEDAD Strategic Planning system provides a sustainable approach to planning that builds relationships, aligns the institution, and emphasizes an ongoing process of institutional change, with capabilities to monitor progress and measure achievements.
2-Outcome Assessments: for outcome-based education, to enhance student success and improve teaching and learning. Increasingly becoming an integral part of good educational practice, the assessment feature in MEDAD IEP has evolved into more than a matter of compliance, but, rather, an intellectual effort that makes it easy to gather, analyze, and use information from various sources to improve student learning as well as make informed and strategic decisions based on evidence for continuous improvement systematically and continuously.
3-Accreditation Management: MEDAD IEP makes accreditation management straightforward, giving the university a powerful tool to manage accreditation standards and requirements. It offers a proprietary framework that mirrors the actual process of accreditation − from planning to writing the responses, analyzing, and channeling the approval of the response through the various stakeholders in the institution, followed by action plans for improvement. Furthermore, the automated workflow management of the accreditation process creates a collaborative environment for managing the workflow associated with accreditation submissions in response to national and international accreditation bodies, with a powerful reporting tool to create various types of self-study reports.
Commenting on the project, Mr. Abdullah Al Turaifi – Naseej VP − said: “The agreement with the American University of Kuwait reiterates our position as a true partner to our customers in the Higher Education sector in the Kingdom and across the region, persistently empowering them, with Naseej’s cutting-edge technology solutions, to guarantee high quality of education, ensure continuous improvement, demonstrate compliance, achieve accreditations, make data-driven decisions, and, above all, enhance student success and prepare future graduates”.
About The American University of Kuwait (AUK)
Established in 2003 The American University of Kuwait (AUK) is an independent, private, equal-opportunity, and coeducational liberal arts institution of higher education. The educational, cultural, and administrative structure, methods, and standards of AUK are based on the American model of higher learning. The language of instruction is English. The Liberal Arts education system aims not only to guide the students to fulfill their educational goals but to also instill effective critical thinking skills that they can apply in their future careers in the fields of their choice. The courses of study are designed to prepare students for the contemporary world where critical thinking, communication skills, and life-long learning have become imperative.
Since 1989, Naseej has gained the trust of hundreds of well-known clients, including The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Princess Nourah bent Abdulrahman University, STC, Kuwait University, and the Ministry of Commerce and Investment, among many other corporations, universities, and academic institutions.
Top on the list of Naseej’s technology products and services are the MEDAD Cloud Platforms, designed by Naseej to enable educational institutes, government organizations, and business corporations to align their academic, administrative, and training processes, and accelerate their digital transformation journeys while fostering institutional innovation. Under the umbrella of the MEDAD Cloud Platform, Naseej delivers many solutions that have transformed the way education, learning, and business are being done in the region. MEDAD Learning Management Platform provides a unique eLearning environment as well as a secure, cost-effective, and reliable platform to keep your Learning programs running at peak performance.